I am not a Blogger or a writer. My spelling and grammatical errors could kill an English major on site. I do love to read blogs though, and love to be inspired by them. This is my attempt at tracking my journey though a program called Couch to 5K, and the life that happens around it.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Pink up the good work!
My sad sad knees.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome...I.Hate.You. At least I know I am not doing anything wrong and i'm not "TO FAT TO RUN" as I have been telling myself for the past few days. It is also called Runners Knee. I have done some research and found out that Couch 2 5k people have been having the same issue around the same week.(week 2-3) So I have to take some time off, ice my lower knee every few hours, and take some ibuprofen. This was quite a blow to me. I have so much forward momentum in my running. I look forward to it, and don't want to quit.(yet.)
My pink bike Lulu
My husband is also proud of the runs I have been completing so last week I showed y'all the super awesome pink running shoes he bought me, well this week after I finished week 2.. He bought me a PINK BIKE! I love it. Its my "Pink up the good work" gift. So in my time off running I can ride my bike, I am hoping I only need a week off, and the bike riding doesn't hurt my knee at all, so a little silver lining. All the positive feedback and cheering is really helping me with my running so thank you ALL I appreciate everyone of you!
Fall leaves/Fall love
Up here in the Pacific Northwest it is that time of year, the salmon are making there long journey up the river to spawn, the leaves are turning there beautiful colors, and the mornings are getting brisk. I went out to Tumwater falls Park about a mile from my house to see the Salmon, it was amazing! Tumwater Falls Park has beautfull waterfalls year round, its small so I can take the kids and not be afraid they will run off, and this time of year the AMAZING salmon run! They were jumping UP huge waterfalls. I am not to proud to say that one one jumped a foot in front of my face, up to eye level..I screamed like a little girl. My son said "its just a fish mom.." Yeah just a fish that can jump over 5 feet high and swim up a river I get queasy just thinking about swimming in..I think this but I tell my son..ahh your right just a fish.
Salmon at Tumwater Falls Park (Can't take credit for the photo)